ProvenanceProbably from western Thebes, Wadi Gabbanat el-Qurud, Wadi D, Tomb 1, found during World War I. Majority of beads purchased from Howard Carter, 1919-1920. Accessioned with other objects presumed to be from the same tomb, 1926. Other gold shells purchased from Ernst Kofler, Lucerne, 1958. Additional gold and lapis shells pruchased from Galerie Nefer, Zurich, 1982. Published in Christine Lilyquist, The Tomb of Three Foreign Wives of Tuthmosis III, 2003 [cat. 129].